Re: BASE interpretation

Rob Hartill (
Wed, 12 Oct 1994 17:55:10 +0100

> > How is BASE supposed to be interpreted ?
> >
> > I like the way Xmosaic does it - by replacing the current URL
> > with that specified by the document. However, other people think
> > it should just provide a way to resolve relative URLs.
> Same thing -- once the document is retrieved, the URL is only used
> for resolving embedded relative URLs.

Fair enough, but is there a way to allow a document to say..

"In future (e.g. with reload or via hotlists etc) use this
alternative URL" ?

which is what Xmosaic (and earlier HTML specs) let you do with

If there is no way to do this, then who do I pester in order to
try to get it into a future HTML spec ?


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